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Fires out in T'ville

December 06, 2005

Thomasville, Georgia-- Firefighters think food on a stove started a fire in Thomasville Monday night.

Firefighters say the kitchen of the house at 908 Fletcher street was filled with flames by the time they arrived. The owner of the home, Dubold White, was home when the fire started. Fortunately, he made it out and was not hurt.

In a separate incident on Tuesday, firefighters say a child accidentally started a fire. It happened around 4:30 at 211 Teddy Street.

Firefighters say a four year old boy had been playing with a bed sheet too close to a space heater. The sheet caught fire, spreading flames to a nearby wall.

Firefighters say their first team arrived quickly enough to save most of the house. 30 "The second team was standing by the first team. They had knocked the fire down, within two minutes it was out. We were on scene within two minutes," says Deputy Chief, Gary Dollar.

The space heater had been attached to a gas line, which sprayed flames onto firefighters when they entered. Fortunately, nobody involved was hurt.

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